An Irishman needs three things : silence, cunnning, and exile.
I have loved justice and hated iniquity: therefore I die in exile.
If I were to live my life over again, I would be an American. I would steep myself in America, I would know no other land.
The ideal place for me is the one in which it is most natural to live as a foreigner.
Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.
We all carry within us our places of exile, our crimes, and our ravages. But our task is not to unleash them on the world; it is to fight them in ourselves and in others.
For his mourners will be outcast men, and outcasts always mourn.
You would be better off in exile than priding yourself on be like everyone else.
Seeking to forget makes exile all the longer; the secret of redemption lies in remembrance.
My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world, and exiles me from it.